This World Mental Health Day, the theme is mental health in an unequal world.
“Therapeutic Architecture”, which puts inhabitants at the centre of architectural design, can play a vital role in improving our mental health and wellbeing.
We recognise that designing for mental health encompasses all aspects of a building, from the layout and colour palette, to the power of connecting with nature and supporting wellness through biophilic design. Our Landscape Architecture, with a renewed appreciation for more outdoor spaces post lockdown, also has wellness at its core.
We understand that architecture for mental health doesn’t just end at the design stage either. By implementing Modular Construction Methods, with its rapid off-site assembly, the impact of the construction phase on mental health can be reduced. An important process for our Hospital Architects where the welfare of patients and staff morale can be significantly improved with less disruption to hospital sites by using this method.
Quattro’s Mental Healthcare Architects have diverse and extensive experience designing for mental health. With our human-centred approach we understand the need to consider the wellbeing of occupants in every scheme across sector.
Changing lives for the better remains at the heart of every Quattro design.